OUT OF THIS WORLD SCIENCE PROJECTS
This half term Year 5 pupils journeyed through space, and navigated beyond the sun. They investigated the planets of our solar system and took a look at the moon. Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken and we don’t think Tim Peake would deny it! Are we alone or are there other life forms out there?
SEMAPHORE – FLAG SIGNALLING SYSTEM
Did you know that semaphore flag signalling system was designed by the Chappe brothers in France in the late 18th century and was used to carry dispatches between French army units? Each pupil tried to signal the message “HELP”, with arms extended, holding the flags in various positions to represent the different letters of the alphabet.
SPRINGFIELD ALLOTMENT VISIT
The children have really enjoyed the “Allotments” topic as shown by the high quality work produced and their enthusiasm in lessons. We studied the geography of where our local allotments are and how growing your own vegetables has changed over time. We used our expert researching computing skills to find out lots of information, about planting and how to look after an allotment. Finally we put our knowledge into practice whilst visiting Springfield Allotments in Moseley where under the expert guidance of Mr Khan, Year 5 children took part in planting some vegetables, completing a scavenger hunt, designing a scarecrow, measuring the plots using a trundle wheel and studying some very wiggly worms!
Who was the last King to die in a battle? Pupils in Year 5 travelled back in time to the end of 1500’s and met the Tudors, a domineering dynasty that changed British history. While visiting Bosworth Battlefield, they received an introduction to some very deadly weapons, became history detectives and caught a glimpse of what life was like as a soldier during the War of the Roses.